WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department, seeking a remedy last used to dismember AT&T, asked a court today to split Microsoft into two competing companies to shatter its monopoly over the system that runs most personal computers.
...lawmakers. The affected Microsoft Web site draws millions of visitors each month to update their copies of Windows, the operating system software that runs most of the world's personal computers. When Microsoft's lawyer showed the site to...
...been more popular among consumers at home, especially since the company began bundling its browser within Windows, the operating system used to run most of the world's personal computers. Microsoft, which released a new version of its browser...
WASHINGTON -- A software executive defended his suggestion to a federal judge that Microsoft Corp. be prevented from using its dominant Windows operating system to favor its own software products. The chief executive officer for Intuit Inc., which makes the popular Quicken personal finance software, testified Monday as the Microsoft antitrust trial resumed after a lengthy holiday break. He is the next-to-last witness for the government.
...bullying rivals in an effort to stifle competition in the Internet browser market and maintain the dominance of Windows, the operating system that runs nine out of 10 personal computers. Both friends and foes say the high-stakes case has done little...
SEATTLE -- Government trustbusters suing Microsoft are learning what friends of Bill Gates already know: He relishes a tough game -- be it water-skiing, bridge or a federal lawsuit -- and he really, really likes to win. Over the years, America's richest man has been mythologized as everything from boy genius to techno-visionary to corporate predator. But friends and foes agree it's his stubborn competitiveness that best explains Gates' showdown with the federal government.
WASHINGTON -- With his administration filing suit Monday to challenge Microsoft Corp., President Clinton said today he has confidence in the Justice Department lawyers who are working on the antitrust case. In London for a meeting with European Union leaders, the president declined comment on the merits of the dispute but said, "This is not just an open-and-shut case where one party sues somebody else ... This is something that will have a significant impact on our economy. "I have confidence in the way the anti-trust division is handling it," he said.
WASHINGTON -- The last time Microsoft faced scrutiny by the Justice Department, it was over an electronic link for its online service that the company had included in Windows 95. Competitors such as America Online and CompuServe complained bitterly then that Microsoft was unfairly using its Windows muscle to lure subscribers. But the online service proved an unqualified flop, reportedly losing hundreds of millions annually since 1995 with fewer than 3 million subscribers. AOL, by contrast, now has more than 11 million members.
WASHINGTON -- The judge in the Microsoft antitrust trial appointed a mediator Friday to oversee settlement talks between the government and the software giant, a surprise move dramatically increasing chances for an out-of-court agreement.
I have this recurring nightmare when I'm stressed out: I'm reliving my college career. Asleep in my dorm room, I wake up in a panic. The alarm didn't go off, and I'm seriously late for the big review lecture in compulsory Marxist Economics 101. I don my red headband (well, it was the '60s), scramble to the lecture hall and realize, as the professor drones on, that I have not the slightest idea of what the Labor Theory of Value represents. New computer users, judging from the mail I get, feel much the same way about Windows.